How to Create a Folder in GroupWise 8 to Access Gmail or Other Web Mail Accounts

How to create a folder in GroupWise 8 to access Gmail or other web mail accounts

GroupWise 8 has the ability to display web pages from within the GroupWise client. We can leverage this ability to seamlessly display web mail within the GroupWise client. To do this use the following steps.


1) Right click on the folder where you would like your web mail folder to reside and select New Folder.

2) Name the folder. I called mine Gmail.


3) Right click on the new folder and select properties.

4) Select the Display tab.


5) Under View By select Panels.


6) A new button should appear named Customize Panels. Click on this button.


7) Change the layout to One Column then click on New Panel.


Name the Panel

9) Choose Selected Web page and enter the URL of your web mail provider (IE

10) Select how often you want GroupWise to refresh this page, then click OK.


11) Highlight the new panel you created, then select add. Press OK to close the Customize Panels screen, then press OK again to close the folder properties.


12) Highlight your new folder on the left and you will see your web mail page on the right.

13) Login and you're set!


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  • I'm running the GroupWise 8 client on Linux. When I set it up to use Yahoo Mail, Yahoo comes back saying that I need to upgrade FireFox to or higher, even though the system has FireFox 3.0 installed.

    I'm assuming that the GW client has it's own rendering engine that is based on FF which is what is causing this issue.

    Does anyone know of a work around? If I tell it to "Proceed at your own risk using an older version of FireFox", GroupWise just hangs.
  • You could check a couple of things. First, what is your default HTML Browser as found under Tools | Options | Environment | General | HTML Browser?

    I have tried it with both Internet Explorer and Firefox with you seeing the problem you mentioned above.

    Here is what I'm running:
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv: Gecko/2008092417 Firefox/3.0.3
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